Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Face Plant...

First of all,..Little Jackson is O.K!..
I always like to preface incredible tales of survival with that disclaimer,so people don't get all twitterpated and stuff.
(Can 'Twitter' sue me for copywrite infringement?...Screw 'em!)..

It seems young Master Jack was exercising on the kitchen counter,(been there),and fell ass-over-tea-kettle backwards,(done that),..and in an heroic attempt to perform a graceful dismount,landed squarely on his face on the tiled floor!
..Quite naturally,this rattled his cage pretty good.

Lickity-split,Darling Daughter hit the 911 speed dial,and our would be gymnast was transported post-haste to the hospital,via ambulance,where it was determined that;..
  • He had suffered a minor concussion.
  • ..Those two goose eggs on his 'noggin will heal in no time!,..and,..
  • He had a chocolate candy bar that his mom had forbidden him earlier in the day,squirreled away in his diaper against just such an emergency!..
..You just can't keep a hard-headed and resourceful Germexican down!



At 7:27 PM , Blogger secret agent woman said...

Ooh, glad he's okay.

(I had a similar kitchen counter to floor accident when I was a month old, but mine ended with a fractured skull.)

At 8:17 PM , Blogger Random Thinker said...

ouch.... that had to hurt. And the old chocolate in the diaper trick... nice, very nice. Glad the cutie is OK.

At 8:32 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Secret Agent Woman- The Lord takes care of drunks,and small children..Which explains while Jack and I are still around. :)

Thinker- Honestly,he was hangin' on to consciousness for a while there.
..I can see that.
These are the kinds of things that prepare us for life's little nose dives.
The important thing to remember,is to have your emergency candy bar ready at all times!

At 10:01 PM , Blogger rosemary said...

Whew....thank goodness he is OK...yup, been there done that for sure...lots of times. While I never had one fall off the kitchen counter I did have one jump off the top bunk into the corner of a toy box....the old chocolate in the diaper trick, huh....you have taught him well, grandpa.

At 7:56 AM , Blogger booda baby said...

Nice! No gashes? No scars? I wish I'd known his little trick. Which do you think was more important? The candy or the diapers?

(Oh, he's made a good start, but still's got some growing into his grampa's shoes to do. I'll see real signs when he drops a Mentos into bottle.)

At 9:19 AM , Blogger sageweb said...

Oh I am glad he is not hurt too bad. But he is starting young..and will build up a tolerance to failed stunts...which is not a good thing for the Mama.

At 11:06 AM , Blogger jp said...

Maybe a helmet to wear around the house? That face is gonna break a thousand hearts someday, and we can't be damaging the goods.

At 11:08 AM , Blogger billy pilgrim said...

glad to hear he's ok and should be ready for london in 2012.

At 11:27 AM , Blogger YELLOWDOG GRANNY said...

Oh man..nothing more frightning that a kid that falls and bangs their head..everything goes thru your mind..glad he's ok...
fast thinking on moms part.

At 12:35 PM , Blogger Miss Healthypants said...

I just love the fact that he had a chocolate bar stowed away in his diaper!--that's so funny! :)

Glad he's okay!!

At 1:08 PM , Blogger apositivepessimist said...

Luckily they build kid heads tough.

I still feel sick in the stomach when I recall my son at the age of six coming home from playing at his friends house with a golf-ball size egg on his forehead. Him and a mate were sharing a bike, my son was on the handlebars and it tipped with him hitting the concrete head first.

Glad the little bloke is a-ok and loving the chocolate surprise in his nappy :))

At 4:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

thank you all for your kind words and stories of survival. What is a mom to do now that I am in fear of raising a boy? HE IS GOING TO GET HURT PERIOD!
How do little boys survive to become adult males? I need that handbook!
Hugs and kisses to all, he is precious and a very clever little rascal.

At 4:56 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Rosie- I once spent 5 days in the hospital for jumping off a 10 foot slide,and landing on my stomache!
It jerked my kidneys loose,so I couldn't pee for days..I was 6 years old.

Booda Babe- A fella can run around all day without a diaper,but he's still gotta eat.

Sage- I'm not kidding here..He will learn to break his fall eventually.
It just takes practice.

JP- I'm told he got a pretty respectable shiner outta the deal.
Chicks dig that stuff!

Billy P.- Diving,or gymnastics?
No matter..The trick is not to land on your face.

Yellerdawg- It's all about not showing panic to the kid.
Sometimes,they don't know their hurt until somebody tells 'em.

Miss HP- He reminds me of my little brother when he was Jack's age,(he's now 53)..One day at the grocery store,my mom saw him shoving something in his pocket,so she reached in to see what it was.
Turns out,it was a dog turd he had been carrying around all day so he could admire it at his leisure.

Apos- I think that's why nature doesn't let the skull harden completely till their about 18 years old..Keeps it flexible enough to weather the abuse.

Anonypoop- Aside from the slide-jumping story I told Rosie,did I ever tell ya about the time I jumped off the school roof when I was 10,and jammed my legs up into my pelvis so bad I had to do special exercises for months?..Or how about the time I was body surfing a 12 foot wave,and it spit me out upside down in 3 inches of water,and then the whole ocean fell on top of me?..Come to think of it,maybe it's just better if you sell Jack to the Gypsies. ;)

At 10:34 PM , Blogger austexgrl said...

Hey Sling.. glad he is okay....hope u r, too, mi vida....

At 10:51 PM , Blogger Sling said...

austexgrl- Hola mi bonita amiga!..Young Jackson and I are both doing well.
You can knock us down,but you just can't knock us out. ;)

At 8:33 PM , Blogger the gardeners cottage said...

hi sling,

did this happen on your watch grandpa? just kidding. glad everything turned out ok and he will grow up and scare the crap out of you dozens of more times!

At 8:51 PM , Blogger Elizabeth said...

HA!!!! Smart kid! I always keep a choc bar in my diaper, cause you never know!

At 9:22 PM , Blogger Sling said...

Gardener's Cottage- The kid's lucky it wasn't on my watch!..I've had told him to rub some dirt in it,and he'd be left with a permanent stutter. ;)

Elizabeth- When the goin' gets tough,the tough stash chocolate..T'was ever thus.

At 12:58 PM , Blogger more cowbell said...

Glad he's ok! Tell mom to get ready - you never stop worrying. The Bohemian just got stitches in her head last summer, at age 21, from a bicycle accident.

He is a handsome one, and how the hell is he growing so fast?

At 6:22 PM , Blogger Lorraine said...

Don't know what that reminds me of...the time I thought I dropped a bottle of syrup on The Child's infant head, the time she fell in the bathroom at 18 months and gave herself a lovely concussion, the time she fell down the stairs in my parents house even though my dad SAID he was watching her and she got such a black eye I didn't leave the house for 2 weeks least someone call CPS on me or the time she took a face plant off a retaining wall, sprained her wrist (which is what saved her breaking her jaw) and had to have 4 teeth wired back into her head.

Guess it reminded me of all of those.

It's amazing anyone lives to adulthood.


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